Hopefully a firmware update will fix most of this, but we will not buy this camera as long as they remain committed to using such a poor video codec:
The DJI Inspire 1 and S800 Evo Drones were utilized for this shoot. Brave people Full Collective Media are:
Once again we find ourselves disappointed with the FS5:
This video by Veerdonk Visuals was shot with the following equipment:
I’ve used a FS5, a A7Sll, Phantom 3 Professional and a GoPro Hero 4 with a 6 inch dome port. Most footage was shot in 4K with PP6 (no Slog2 or 3), both on FS5 as A7Sll. The slowmotion was shot in 200 fps (PAL) and in HD of course. Editing the piece was easy on my 2015 4K iMac, so haven’t had any trouble with that. The only nagging thing I experienced with the Long Gop codec is that it doesn’t play completely smoothly unrendered in FCPX. You need to render it first in order to play it back smoothly. I don’t have that with the A7Sll footage which plays back smoothly unrendered. Lenses that I’ve used were Canon 24-105 f4, 17-55 f2.8, 100mm Macro f2.8, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 and Samyang 35 f1.4. I only used the A7Sll for lowlight shots. Other than that, it’s all FS5 apart from the aerials (P3P) and underwater footage (GoPro Hero 4).
“This is a quick camera test I did to see the difference in colors, resolution, banding etc. so I could have a better understanding of each camera. This is not scientific, I’m sharing this video so you can determine for yourself what may be the best camera for your type of work.”
From the comments on the Vimeo page for the video:
“I graded within Premiere Pro, using lumetri color tools and curves.” There are no comments about lenses used.
This is the first test we have seen of the Sony FS5 with an anamorphic adapter:
And EOSHD has released a video showing so of the noise reduction issues with Sony FS5:
The GH4 remains a great value but hopefully within a month or two we will have a leak or solid rumor about the inevitable GH5.
Kodi, formerly known as XBMC is excellent free and open source software for all your media centre needs (and especially video).
They have a community forum where they have complied a FAQ on hardware for 4K. It’s a short FAQ because the hardware availability for 4K just isn’t there yet. We expect 2016 to be a much better year for video cards in regards to supporting 4K standards.
A valuable quote from the FAQ:
In the past 10-bit colour encoding was meant for professional use but in HEVC it’s part of the Main10 profile so it will be part of consumer applications. It’s expected to be used in UHDTV broadcasts (Rec. 2020), Blu Ray and Netflix. So, in order to future-proof yourself it’s good to have a box that supports the main10 profile.
The FAQ and replies are worth a read for anyone thinking of building a future-proof home theatre PC.